Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Valentine Note Card Set - Simon Says Stamp February Card Kit

  Good morning! I'm popping in today with a card using BRAND NEW February 2022 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - Season of Sentiments! My kit this month took a bit of a detour and came later than normal, so it took me a bit longer to get something created to share. :) This month's kit is filled with sweet valentine themed products! The included stamp set by the same name has a huge beautiful floral design, there is also a smaller stamp set with some great sentiments, of course some sweet pattern paper, a cute word die...that's all not to mention the cardstock, envelopes, and more!

I had fun with the pattern paper in this kit to quickly put together this set of 4 note cards!

These fun panels from the Simple Stories Happy Hearts 6x8 papers in the kit had 4 on one sheet of paper - I only used half of them, and still have 4 more I can create more cards with!

These papers are double sided...and the reverse side was so pretty, I wanted to at least let a small peek of it show through on the front of my card, so I folded over a corner, and added a small twine bow with my tiny stapler as a fun design element.

I also tucked some more of that pattern paper behind each one - that striped design was the perfect match for all of these! I trimmed them down to small panels to fit behind and peek out just slightly.

I adhered everything down just with an adhesive runner, but I left the edges free, and curled them up a bit with my fingers. This gives the illusion of dimension, without having to have lots of bulky weight from foam adhesive and such. One of my favorite tricks!

It also might be hard to see in the photos, but on each card, I also pulled out my favorite new white gel pen from Arteza and added a bit of detail accents. I have tried SOOO many white gel pens and struggled with them clogging, and so far, these are magical! They work SOOO well!

Finally, a little row of sparkly Glacier Jewels in the bottom corner to add a touch of sparkle and balance the design!

Here is a closer look at the entire kit contents - you can see it all HERE:

Which design is your favorite? I'm a bit partial to the balloons...although that fun frosty drink makes me think of bubble tea which I love, so that is fun too!

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Layered Florals Birthday Card - Pinkfresh Studio Instagram Release Hop

 Hello! Today I am part of a fun Instagram hop to celebrate the new Pinkfresh Studio release! I have had so much fun creating with this release - yesterday was the blog hop, and I shared tons of cards for that! The card I'm sharing today I created on last week's Facebook Live for Pinkfresh Studio as a sneak peek - you can watch that video HERE if you want to see more details!

This card was super fun to create! I loved playing with different colors of cardstock, lots of die cutting, and some multicolor floral layering stencils - not to mention a bit of hot foiling as well!

I used the gorgeous and big Beautiful Blooms set for this card - but just one half of the blooms included. I stamped the bottom section of the Beautiful Blooms stamp set in Warm Buff ink (for a warm and soft toned outline that would coordinate with my hot foiled sentiment!). I used the layering stencils to add color, masking each flower off with a bit of tape so I could do 3 different colors of flowers. Not necessary, but adds to the fun!

Background is soft blue cardstock, and I used the amazing new Sparkling Diamonds die - I can't get enough of that design! So perfect and simple for any card design! I also added some layers die cut using Folk Edge Circles in different colors of cardstock - and offset it on the side of the card, trimming to give a straight edge. This gave a great focal point to add those florals - and allow them to pop off the background. I adhered them with foam adhesive for that touch of dimension.

Sentiment uses the fabulous new Fancy Script Words hot foil set with coordinating dies. The layout of the "happy birthday" was perfect to tuck around the florals on this card. I added that with foam adhesive, and then finished off with a few sparkly Jewels in a trio of 3 different colors!

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Monday, January 17, 2022

Heart to Heart Medallion - on the Unity Stamp Company Blog

 Good morning! I'm back with another card for my series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! I'm so excited to be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited about this opportunity to give these kits some love! You can check out all the details HERE for today's project!

Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!

Pinkfresh Studio January 2022 Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release

 Good morning! Today is an amazing blog hop to celebrate Pinkfresh Studio's January Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release! There are so many fun items in this release - this is our first release of 2022, and it's a big and beautiful one! You aren't going to want to miss a stop along the way - TONS of inspiration and prizes up for grabs! YAY! You can find links to all of the new release items I used on todays (MANY) cards at the bottom of this post!

I may have gone a bit overboard again on the number of cards I created for this release...but I just couldn't help myself! It was so lovely and perfect - so feel free to scroll by a little more quickly and look a the photos on your way down to leave a comment for the giveaways - just know that there is more info if a card catches your eye and you want more details! First up - this soft and dreamy hot foiled card that I am in love with!

I love the hot foiled gold on this card - paired with lots of white, and some soft peach toned cardstock as well!

I started off by hot foiling with the new Arches Backdrop hot foil plate, and die cutting the window out using the coordinating Arches Backdrop die. I mounted that with foam adhesive over a panel die cut with one of my new favorites dies from this release - Sparkling Diamonds - die cut from some Spellbinders Barely Peach cardstock for just a hint of contrast.

Next I used another favorite die from this release - Curvy Foliage. I die cut it from white cardstock, and instead of popping out the centers of the leaves, I left them attached for a different look.

I added a sentiment from another new set in this release - Fancy Script Words, hot foiled in the same color as the backdrop, and die cut with the Coordinating Dies. I mounted it with foam adhesive in the center of the arch, tucked in a good spot in the foliage.

To add a touch more gold (no such thing as too much, right?) - I die cut a few flowers from the previously released Garden Wreath die, cutting them from gold mirror cardstock, and tucking them around the foliage and sentiment. I also added a few Glacier jewel in the centers of the larger flowers for more sparkle.

And there it is all finished - elegant and fancy!

And on a similar color scheme, the next card utilizes one of the new floral sets:

The huge and gorgeous new Beautiful Blooms set is a fabulous and large floral stamp set, with coordinating die and layering stencils. It is divided into two one piece sections that pair together so you can do part of the set, or the entire set if you wish!

For this card, I heat embossed the florals in gold, then blended a mixture of Ballet Slipper, Candy Violet, Mint, and Meadow on the floral layers.

I also used the new Sparkling Diamonds die and Curvy Foliage dies - paired up with the previously released Blanket Stitched Ovals from that same Barely Peach cardstock as the last card.

Sentiment is from the Beautiful Blooms stamp set - which has a few lovely and simple little sentiments included, perfect for little note cards!

And finally, a few 

And, since I stamped, stenciled, and die cut all of the florals from the Beautiful Blooms set, I thought it would be fun to put together some cute little mini slimline note cards!

I also put the coordinating Arch Backdrop die to good use on these. While it pairs perfectly with the Arch Backdrop hot foil plate, it is also kind of fun on it's own for a creative die shape - especially on a mini slimline card like this!

I mounted those panels with foam adhesive on my mini slimline card bases, then added the florals with foam adhesive as well.

I stamped the same sentiment in the upper left corner of each card using Detail Black ink - who doesn't need a stash of thank you cards, right?

Finally, I added a little row of Ballet Slipper jewels in the upper right corner of the frame to balance out the design and add a bit of sparkle!

Okay - moving out of the pinks and soft colors, to some aqua and brighter pink colors!

The new Floral Envelope set is SOOO much fun! I love the layering stencils for the florals - and the coordinating die cuts that adorable little envelope, that works with or without the stamp set - and cuts a perfect little pocket to tuck those florals, or whatever you want inside!

I stamped the envelope on aqua cardstock using Black Detail ink, and die cut it with the coordinating die for this card.

I did the florals in aqua colors, and a bright pink bow to finish it off - all stamped with detail black ink as well.

Mounted it on a Sparkling Diamonds background, trimmed down a bit, and mounted with foam on my white cardbase. I also mounted the envelope with foam adhesive, and tucked a bit of extra foam tape behind the florals to pop it off the envelope a bit as well. No such thing as too much dimension!

I finished off with the Happy Birthday sentiment from Fancy Script Words - that I hot foiled with pink foil. This was my first time using pink hot foil, and I love how perfectly it worked!

Next up - there are two fabulous geometric stencils in this release! Starting off with this fun Geo Blocks set:

I started off by hot foiling the Geo Blocks hot foil plate, before adding color with the coordinating layering stencils. These stencils are super fun - since they work with, or without the hot foil plate!

I blended 3 different colors across each layer of the stencils. I did yellows in the top right corner, oranges in the center, and corals in the bottom left! I love how you can do each layer with one color, or like this and blend multiple colors.

I added another hot foiled sentiments from Fancy Script Words, die cut with the coordinating dies, and a secondary stamped sentiment from Brighter Days stamp set.

And finally - a few Sparkling Champagne pearls for the final bit of sparkle!

Next up the beautiful Art Deco set, and for this I went with bold jewel tones!

As with the last one, I used the hot foil plate first, then added the stencil layers over the top. I blended lighter shades at the top of the panel, and deeper shades at the bottom of the panel. Again, I could just do the same colors, but I thought the variation in color was a bit more fun!

For the sentiment on this one, I used the Fancy Script words, but this time I used the reverse foiled sentiment created with the negative foil piece and the solid hot foil plate, before die cutting with the coordinating die.

I added a coordinating sentiment from Floral Envelope stamp set, hand trimmed into a small banner shape, and a few sparkly Metallic Gold Pearls to finish it off!

If you've made it this far - you are almost there! This is the final card I'm sharing today!

This card features the beautiful new Folk Art Slimline layering stencil - a beautiful new layering stencil, that is free standing and so gorgeous!

I actually followed the color scheme on the back of the packaging fairly closely - I can't wait to play with more color combos though!

The panel is die cut with Essentials: Slim Stitched Rectangles, and popped up with foam on a mint green slimline cardbase.

I added a sentiment from Floral Envelope, stamped in detail black on a thin strip of white cardstock, and then embellished with Peach Fuzz Jewels for some extra sparkle! One of the easiest cards I created for today - but so intricate and lovely!


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